Winning hearts and minds.Did you hear the latest reason fringe-right American bigots hate their U.S. president, Barack Obama? It’s because insane American soldiers are burning Korans in Afghanistan, at their giant army base prisons all over the country, and this is causing riots and murders and craziness, and the American government has apologized for this outrage … which is itself an outrage, if you are a bigot wingnut. But we didn’t really hear so much about the evil of apologizing for destroying our supposed allies’ holy religious books when George W. Bush was doing the apologizing, to Iraq, in 2008.

Ace Wonkette Operative “chascates” dug up this timely old article proving that George W. Bush also hates America and freedom and liberty and the troops and Jesus:

BAGHDAD — President Bush has apologized to Iraq’s prime minister for an American sniper’s shooting of a Quran, and the Iraqi government called on U.S. military commanders to educate their soldiers to respect local religious beliefs.

Bush’s spokeswoman said Tuesday that the president apologized during a videoconference Monday with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who told the president that the shooting of Islam’s holy book had disappointed and angered both the Iraqi people and their leaders.

“He apologized for that in the sense that he said that we take it very seriously,” White House press secretary Dana Perino said. “We are concerned about the reaction. We wanted them to know that the president knew that this was wrong.”

Oh Dana, shitting on Muslims is never wrong.

Anyway, now all the Fox News idiots will rise up against the memory of George W. Bush, America’s Greatest President & War Hero, for the way he he gave reach-arounds to the Islamofascists. [Huffington Post]

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  • nounverb911


    • Sparky McGruff

      IOKIYAW. Or, to coin a new, even more catchy term: IOKIYAWANAKACS (it's okay if you are white, and not a Kenyan anti-colonial socialist).

  • But but but but there's a NEARER in the WHITE HOUSE!!!

    • bikerlaureate


      • Boojum_Reborn


  • V572 Flambé

    Man, those GIs who pitched the Qurans in the burn bag are in some unbelievably deep shit right now.

    Two Chimpy pics that never get old: (1) the GIF of the Iraqi journo winging both wingtips at him; and (2) Chimpy and the Saudi prince holding hands.

    • My favorite is when he's playing guitar while New Orleans is sinking.

      • V572 Flambé

        When the people on rooftops with water lapping around the eaves looked up and saw Air Force 1 circling overhead, they felt much better, even if they couldn’t quite make out Dubya’s face in the window.

      • memzilla
    • I was proud to be American when he tried to open that big, locked door in China!

      • Biff

        Well, to be fair, the wingtards have this one.

    • sharethegrief

      Or sneaking up behind Angela Merkel to caress her shoulders.

      • Geminisunmars

        She regrets not apppreciating that more at the time. That was nice and warm, not wet and cold.

    • Tundra Grifter

      I like the one where he gives the Saudi Prince a big kiss.

      Also, slightly off topic, Donald Rumsfeld shaking hands with Saddam Insane.

      Speaking of Mr. Bush, however, the best photo EVER on Wonkette was that Brazilian protester!

    • SayItWithWookies

      Dubya ducking a shoe as it whizzed just over his head was pretty entertaining too.

      • OneDollarJuana

        Actually, I kinda liked it. Dubya had a quck, agile response. I don't think Obama could have done better. Clinton? Right in the kisser, for sure.

    • Steverino247

      Those GI's are in the deepest shit possible. So is everyone in their chain-of-command right up to Obama. How to turn off that level of crazy over a stupid mistake is not in anyone's skill set.

      • V572 Flambé

        So, who do you think they’ll court-martial—

        the two E4s who did the deed;
        the sergeant who said, “I want this this place cleaned up, now!” or
        the commanding general who said, “My men are warriors and don’t need any goddamn sensitivity training about the hajjis and their so-called religion!”

        • Steverino247

          There will be no courts-martial. The offenders (the guys who actually burned the materials) are likely no longer in country for their own safety. They are done as soon as their current enlistments are up. No re-enlistments, no victory parade, no retirements. Done. They have likely been threatened with being fed to the beasts if they tell anyone they did it, too.

          The person, probably a 2nd or 1st Lieutenant, who ordered the material removed from the detainees and disposed of, will never see the next higher rank, nor will his/her immediately higher two or three superiors. If eligible, which is unlikely, they will be retired. Otherwise, expect them to get a sales job of the type reserved for officers that do not make O-4.

          There is a lot of training about how to behave in that culture and how insane the locals get over any perceived slight of Islam. Anybody who has been there over a month has to be aware of how insane the place is. This was felony stupid and the type of mistake that cannot be allowed to occur. Ever.

          And for the record, I have no use for the books burned and view all such books as vehicles of hate, superstition and insanity.

          • V572 Flambé

            Wow, so fact-y. Not as much fun as idle speculation. Reassuring, though.

  • nounverb911

    The Hague apologizes to the world for not convicting Bush of war crimes.

    • GOPCrusher

      Not soon enough!

  • No good screed goes unpunished. chascates, you better look to hiding out in the barn for a while.

  • Lascauxcaveman

    Remember, soldiers: you shoot their wives and children, not their books. Don't want to piss them off, y'know.

  • edgydrifter

    George W. Bush (D)

  • DonnyKerabotsos

    Somehow 'The Apologizer' lacks the drama of 'The Decider.'

  • Barb

    President Bush exaggerated the size of Iraq's missile threat. Hey, he's a guy.

    • Fukui-sanYesOta

      and authorized torture enhanced interrogation in order to get some random brownz to allege a link between al-Qaeda and Iraq to stop themselves getting waterboarded

    • SorosBot

      He also exaggerated the size of his missile threat with that codpiece. Mission Accomplished indeed.

  • it should be noted W drunk-dialed into that videoconference.
    he's a compassionate drunk.

  • sbj1964

    One should not burn the Koran! They make excellent chew toys for your dog.

    • Generation[redacted]

      Especially if your dog's name is Ann Coulter.

      • BaldarTFlagass

        Your move, Pam Geller.

      • chicken_thief

        You have a bitch with a dick?!

      • DCBloom

        Hmmm… I thought her name was Man Coulter. Have you SEEN that adam's apple?

    • Tundra Grifter


      I wouldn't want to be in your moccasins!

    • doloras

      Have you ever actually read a good translation of the Qur'an? Like the Bible, there's some very good stuff in there alongside the bitter ranting.

    • Negropolis

      That was so funny! Aren't you just precious?

  • Goonemeritus

    always suspected George was a Kenyan Muslim, what with his bike riding and unfamiliarity with how to safely eat pretzels.

    • Barb

      Yeah, that's right! He fell off his bike. Little does the public know that it was a stationary bike.

      • Get your story straight, liberal. He didn't fall off his bike, he fell off that liberal product, Segway. You liberals suck, with your liberal "products" and your liberal "killer pretzels"…

        • James Michael Curley

          He showed up back in D.C. a day late according to the White house schedule.once and had a bruise and abrasion on his face. The take was that he was out riding his mountain bike and hit a log or something. This required the production of a couple staged photos of him in his compression shorts and 'hair net' bike helmet. I think Laura whacked him one across the face.

          He did fall off the Segway but I recall that was filmed and available on the news feed.

          • Pictures or it didn't happen, lib.

          • James Michael Curley

            Pictures of what?A. The fall?B. The Bruise?C. The Slap?Choose one. Send a check for $700. I charge $350/hour for basic research with a two hour minimum.

  • OkieDokieDog

    I can't be bothered with this Mooslin nonsense. I'm busy converting dead Mormans to ghays.

    • What if they're pre-gay? Or pre-dead?

      • Biff

        They're in! Newt isn't dead or ghey, that we know of, but he's now a dead ghey Mormon!

  • memzilla

    Can't we just let the Muslins burn transcripts of Rush Limbaugh broadcasts and call it even?

    • SorosBot

      But Americans will cheer that on, as he is the most hated news figure here by far – the least favorite of 46% of Americans. Here's your good news for the day:

      • James Michael Curley

        What Fux News always confidently forgets is that if you are the most watched broadcast news anchor that translates to about 20,000,000 viewers. If you are the most watched cable news anchor that translates to about 1,900,000 viewers.

        • GOPCrusher

          That and the fact that any Faux Noise program polls lower in the Nielsen Ratings on a weekly basis then Spongebob Squarepants and Monday Night Raw.

      • SoBeach

        Great article. Interesting that Limbaugh is the second most disliked by republicans. I think they realize Limbaugh repels far more voters than he attracts. None of 'em have the nads to stand up to the guy though.

      • GOPCrusher

        Chris Matthews is lower than Nancy Grace? WTF?

    • Tundra Grifter

      Just as long as they are in Boss "I wasn't wrong; I was misinformed" BlunderRush's hip pocket at the time.

    • GOPCrusher

      Send them unopened boxes of Going Rogue to burn. That should send the Republiklans into a foaming at the mouth rage.

  • SorosBot

    Based on the primary race, I thought the Bush administration never actually happened.

    • memzilla

      Favorite Rethuglican meme: "George W. Who?"

    • Barb

      That's the kind of talk that will make Cheney shoot you in the face. Other talk that will cause this, saying "hi", and "please, don't shoot me in the face."

      • SorosBot

        I think the only talk that won't make him shoot you in the face is "Mr. Cheney, can I please suck your dick now?"

        • Barb

          I'd rather get shot in the face.

          • SorosBot

            Cheney + blowjob + "shot in face" = Ew, ew, pass the brain bleach now.

        • YasserArraFeck

          I think that'll pretty much guarantee getting shot in the face…."and you'll like it, bitch"

  • BaldarTFlagass

    Thank goodness no one burned a Torah. AIPAC would be rioting in the halls of Congress right now.

    • nounverb911

      Just give Santorum some time, he will.

  • chascates

    The difference is under Bush soldiers shot Korans while under Obama soldiers burned Korans.

    Uh, in the first case it was obviously self-defense.

    • Generation[redacted]

      "It's coming right at us!"

    • Biff

      Didn't a Gitmo guard try flushing one, also?

      • chascates

        Yep. For their own good, of course.

  • V572 Flambé

    Attention Afghan Muslins: the words in the book might be sacred, but the book itself is just a vehicle. If you'd learn to read, you could understand this.

    Oh, and by the way: the words in the book are a crock. There is no God, and his name is Allah. Or Jah-Weh. Or Zoroaster. The reason your country is such a desperately poor murderous backward shithole is that you spend all your time worrying about how to oppress women and none of your time teaching girls to read.

    • Generation[redacted]

      CC: Southern Christian Conservatives

      • Dashboard Buddha

        CC: Right wing Catholics

        • poncho_pilot

          CC: Objectivists/Libertarians

  • BaldarTFlagass

    But Bush made his apology on Backwards Tuesday, which meant he was really NOT apologizing.

  • LesBontemps

    Yeah, but that was Iraq. This is Afghanistan. Totally different.

  • Schmannnity

    Moslems need to practice their love on their Korans.

    • YasserArraFeck

      If their sacred text was the Kama Sutra, there'd be lots book-luvvin' (of the one-handed variety). The Koran, however, sounds like a bit of a buzz-kill

      • Dashboard Buddha

        I have never been able to masturbate to the Koran. I must admit, I haven't tried that much though. Especially since I discovered the Song of Solomon.

        Mmmmm….twin fawns.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Hey, it doesn't count as an apology if he and all his supporters forgot about it three minutes later.

    • Biff

      Would that we could forget dubya.

  • Texan_Bulldog

    All I know is this current batch of GOP wing nuts are making me miss W more and more.

    • MozakiBlocks

      Let's not be too hasty here.

    • My favorite bumper sticker of "the Bush years."

    • They're all just running to be Dubya's third term. Tax cuts, privatize everything, war in the middle east, etc.

  • Mahousu

    I've tried apologizing for the existence of Rick Santorum, but so far it hasn't helped.

    • V572 Flambé

      Are you the one who made fun of his sweater vests when you were at Penn State? If so, that's what you should apologize for. Because then when he's elected he might not end public education in the United States.

  • Not_So_Much

    Dubya was a freedumb-hating surrender monkey? I just thought he was an ignoranus, hillbilly, douche.

    I guess he was right about us getting to know him better through the lens of history.

    • YasserArraFeck

      He can't be all of these things? This is 'Merkuh, dammit!!

    • MosesInvests

      The Emperor Arbustus Dubious was never a hillbilly-that Texas accent of his is a put-on. He was born in Connecticut and educated (for all the good it did him) at Exeter, Yale and Harvard. He just wanted everyone to think that he was a good ol' boy and that you could have a beer with him.

  • FNMA

    Who? That guy was president before the Kenyan? Are you sure?

    • chicken_thief

      That guy allowed the Kenyan to infiltrate the Senate. Bad intel once again…

  • Redhead

    Well it's different when Bushie does it. He's white, afterall.

    • Nostrildamus

      Exactly. He's just taking up the White Man's Burden.

  • RadioCualquier

    I thought they memorize the damn things anyway.

  • ChernobylSoup


    "There seems to be nothing that radical Islamists can do to get George W Bush's attention in a negative way and he is consistently apologizing to people who do not deserve the apology of the president of the United States period," Gingrich said.

    "And, candidly, if Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq, doesn't feel like apologizing then we should say good bye and good luck, we don't need to be here risking our lives and wasting our money on somebody who doesn't care."

    "This president has gone so far at appeasing radical Islamists that he is failing in his duty as commander in chief," Gingrich said.

    Just kidding.

  • 2008?

    But Bush was liberal, then! LIBERAL!

    • Yup, disavowing him after the fact means it never happened. What's so hard about that?

  • Isyaignert

    Hey, I recognize that photo of Bush – he's at the 2008 Olympics and was shit-faced-drunk –….

    If I had his karma I'd be fukked-up all of the time too.

    • MosesInvests

      I love the WTF? expression on his daughter's face.

  • Callyson

    Mission Apologized For

  • TheRiverCharley

    I mean, on the one hand I think that the actions of those troops were ridiculous and culturally insensitive. Pretty fucking stupid. You know?

    On the other hand, it's kind of funny if you know that Mohammed couldn't read or write.

    • The prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) libel! Burn the infidel!

      • TheRiverCharley

        Yikes! No one else type Mohammed! Three times and we're all dead!

        Oh, shit-

        • MosesInvests

          Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetl….

      • doloras

        Er, every Muslim knows that Muhammad was illiterate. That's why the Qur'an is such a miracle. (He dictated it to people who were sitting around with pens and palm fronds.)

  • SayItWithWookies

    In Dubya's case, there was so much worse shit that he never apologized for that shooting a Qur'an was small potatoes by comparison. It would be like if somebody blew up your house and then apologized a month later when, in riding a tractor over the wreckage just for fun, he put a dent in what was left of your toaster.

    • bagofmice

      Brilliant analogy.

    • Dashboard Buddha

      What Bagofmice said.

  • freddymcmurray

    Did he hold hands on long strolls with them and kiss them too? Cuz that could make a certain Saudi very very jealous.

  • prommie

    I bet that Bush family always had THE BEST drugs. Damn, I wish I were a rich shithead.

  • Baconzgood


  • hollywooddood

    WTF, I thought we were blaming teachers, bus drivers, janitors and the poors.

  • sharethegrief

    Can't explain it but I'm feeling all nostalgic right now for the 43rd.

  • Don't forget his apology to China when their plane crashed into our plane.

  • Chichikovovich

    I bet Fox would be happy to run with this. Haven't you heard? Republicans all hated Bush for his deficits and his bailouts and his being Bush and so on… That's why they don't have to care that all the things they are complaining about Obama doing Bush did too, more enthusiastically.

    True, it sure looked as if Rush, Hannity, Fox News, Free Republic posters and other representatives of wingnut world reflexively followed and praised Bush with an unquestioning enthusiasm that bordered on idolatry.

    But today it's harder to find people who did that than it was post WWII to find a Frenchman who wasn't in the resistance.

    • freddymcmurray

      They're not called Frenchman. They're called Freedomfriesmen.

      • Chichikovovich

        True, though perhaps it needs more refinement still. Friesland is a province of the Netherlands, and they didn't go to invade Iraq either, and they are also no doubt a bunch of blame-America-firsters.So Freedom Fries should really be called Freedom Freedoms, and Frenchmen: Freedomfreedommen.—

  • el_donaldo

    To be fair, he thought he was apologizing for shooting Koreans, though he also wondered why the Muslims cared all that much.

  • chicken_thief

    That's cause Jeb is really the good Bush.

    • LesBontemps

      I thought that was Xtine O'Donnell.

      • YasserArraFeck

        No, she's the big bush

  • hagajim

    Why does Barry have to keep apologizing for everything? Could it be because we are largely a population of racist fucktards who have no inkling of the reaction most of the stupid shit we do will cause? Nah – he's just a puss.

  • Dubya never apologized to the American people and the families of the 9/11 victims for not paying attention to "bin Laden Determined to Attack in U.S.". And he never apologized for Katrina. Or to service men and women he needlessly sent to Iraq. Or to Valerie Plame.

    But he apologized for the Koran desecration. So we know he can say "I'm sorry". Just not to us.

  • SorosBot

    And 9/11 was all Clinton's fault.

  • MissTaken

    Hey wingnuts! If Americans didn't do shitty stuff like piss on dead people or burn holy books we wouldn't need our President to apologize. I know that's CRAZY talk, but it just might work!

    • Barrelhse

      Remember, you're talking to Christians. Don't expect too much.

  • neiltheblaze

    When a conservative He-Man apologizes, it's a sign of strength; when a Muslim-Kenyan Socialist usurper apologizes, it's a sign of effeminate, French, surrender-monkeytude.

  • Jerri

    Did he end the apology with "Heh heh. Now watch this drive?" Because that would explain a lot.

    And he's a RINO, obviously.

  • V572 Flambé

    Yes, and now that the stock market is back where it was in 2008, we can credit the policies of George W Bush, which were just a little slow in taking effect because Obama screwed things up.

    • Biff

      Just like reagan was responsible for the boom during Clinton's administration.

      • GOPCrusher

        Yeah, that one always cracked me up.

  • elburritodeluxe

    Who is this President Bush person, Fox News will ask? The last Republican President was Ronald Reagan!

    • not that Dewey

      And he never raised taxes nor made concessions to foreign powers!

  • elburritodeluxe

    The President would have delivered this apology in person, but he's busy holding hands in the White House Rose Garden with the King of Saudi Arabia.

  • Ruhe

    Your "Fox News Idiots" demographic wasn't outraged by W's apology/reach-around because the news of that event was delivered to them by the incredibly hot (for a conservative tool) Perino and whenever she said anything the reach-around they were imagining was the one she'd be giving them in their basement/nursery/furry-pen. Then she moved on to working for ESPN doing that Nationalist Sports show.

  • meatlofer

    "You're doing a great job Brownie"" Sorry 'bout dat Norleans!"

  • freakishlywrong

    When are Republicans going to apologize to U.S. America for "Conservatives"?

  • proudgrampa

    So when is McCain gonna apologize for inflicting Palin on us?

  • prommie

    Can't you just imagine the typical Alabama pigfuckers who burned those Korans? It must have been a classic redneck Darwin Award moment, "Hey, y'all, watch this, I'm gonna burn me some Ko-Rans, hyuk hyuk," followed by widespread death and international outrage. The only difference between this and the usual case of redneck suicide through stupidity, is in the usual case, "Hey, y'all, watch this," is followed by the death of the speaker, whereas in this case, it was followed by the deaths of numerous innocent third parties.

    • James Michael Curley

      Bring back the Darwin Awards.

      • prommie

        I think we should distribute free ATVs (quads) to all GOP voters, and all members of the NRA. Those things do more of Darwin's work than everything else combined.

    • ph7

      It is just as likely a Fundie officer (Fundies were heavily pushed up the ranks during the GWB years) ordered all Korans under his bailiwick be gathered and burned. Those Fundie officers take the Holy War shit seriously.

  • ttommyunger

    Meanwhile, here in Dumfukistan, local Rightards are rubbing their grimy little hands together in glee over news that the Georgia State Democratic Party is broke…. You mean Republicans are well-funded? By whom? Who knew?

  • thefrontpage

    But who's going to apologize for Paul Babeu?

    • Dashboard Buddha

      Given the otherworldly logic displayed by the right wing, my guess is that his victims should do the apologizing.

  • mavenmaven

    The teabaggers don't remember things from a few years ago so well anymore, its just the black and brown people they see around nowadays they don't like.

  • OneYieldRegular

    George W. who? I thought he'd been air-brushed out of all the history books in preparation for this year's Republican campaign.

  • DahBoner

    This Koran don't ko run…

  • Dashboard Buddha

    OT Picture: Who's the zombie chick sitting next to Henry Kissinger?

    • I think it's his wife.

      • Dashboard Buddha

        Heh…I thought Hank was dead and that was just some dude that looked like him.—

    • Limeylizzie


      • Dashboard Buddha


  • Limeylizzie

    I posted this on the Alaskunt's FB page and was immediately banned. OTOH Tamron Hall looks like Dorothy Dandridge today in a beautiful aqua dress and some statement earrings.

  • Antispandex

    I'm sure if it ever seemed like George apologized for anything it was just the liberal media slanting his words to embarrass him. An oligarch never apologizes. They simply explain why you are wrong.

  • Isyaignert

    The Kissingers don't look like much fun on a date.

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